Mass Transit Funding
“We’re carrying about 340 million trips, which is about 14 percent higher over the last seven years,” says Septa GM Joe Casey.
A SEPTA spokeswoman says the transit agency wasn’t expecting the state legislature to approve transportation funding before the end of the state’s fiscal year, June 30th.
In a move that increases the chance for getting a bill to the governor before recess, the committee approved a plan that raises less money for roads, bridges, and mass transit than a bill passed by the state senate but more than what Gov. Corbett has proposed.
It appears that the majority Republicans in the Pennsylvania are poised to gut a transportation funding bill passed by the state senate earlier this year.
The state senate approved a plan that would lift a cap on wholesale gasoline taxes and would increase vehicle fees and fines for moving violation.